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Forum: LFA Model (2012) 05-29-16, 05:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,525
Posted By Rockville
LFA a super car that soars alone

I have enjoyed this discussion between two knowledgable enthusiasts. Bravo!

Many of the videos of the LFA show it on a deserted Fuji raceway with Mt Fuji looking on approvingly. The whine of the...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 08-20-15, 06:18 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 27,370
Posted By Rockville
Front tag placement is embedded

The models with large mesh spindle grilles look much better without the front tag applied. This is not an option in many two tag states. You can get a $90 fine here in Maryland. All Lexus are shipped...
Forum: Car Chat 07-21-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,716
Posted By Rockville
Lexus will open their brand spanking new plant...

in Kentucky for the 2016 ES350/ES300h and will make their way onto the Kogod listing. The engine will probably be made stateside and the order lead time will be cut in half. It will be available in...
Forum: RX - 4th Gen (2016-present) 06-22-15, 04:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,825
Posted By Rockville
Don't expect the new RX to arrive before late...

Don't expect the new RX to arrive before late October at best.
Forum: RX - 4th Gen (2016-present) 06-21-15, 10:30 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 26,326
Posted By Rockville
Driving dynamics for SUVs

I have really enjoyed this discussion about drivetrain layouts vs. handling characteristics. A lot could depend on the conditions you are driving in. Take a great handling RWD sport sedan like a BMW...
Forum: RC - 1st Gen (2015-present) 06-18-15, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Rockville
Fade and balance are personal taste.

Lexus prefers their sound staging in front of you so if you want have more of a surround sound effect you will need to fade back quite a bit. There is nothing wrong with your Mark Levinson. Your...
Forum: RC - 1st Gen (2015-present) 06-18-15, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,243
Posted By Rockville
Lexus does a maintenance every 5K to keep an eye...

Lexus does a maintenance every 5K to keep an eye on the tires etc. The light services are on the fives and the synthetic oil changes are on the tens. The exception is the RC-F which uses 5W-30 and...
Forum: CT 200h Model (2011-present) 03-05-14, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,305
Posted By Rockville
I really like that the backup camera display has...

I really like that the backup camera display has lines that curve with steering to predict your path.
Forum: CT 200h Model (2011-present) 02-27-14, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,589
Posted By Rockville
The F Sport is lowered with heavier springs and...

The F Sport is lowered with heavier springs and has stiffer dampers. When the conventional model is in Sport mode it is like the F Sport in Normal mode. It can depend on what type of roads you drive...
Forum: CT 200h Model (2011-present) 02-21-14, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By Rockville
A few factors to consider...

Your mileage will improve without warming up the car....
Your mileage will improve the longer you drive the CT because the catalytic converter and engine coolant need to warm up before the gas...
Forum: NX Models (2015-present) 02-18-14, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 297,480
Posted By Rockville
ES Stitched dash is real BTW

There was a new styling of the Lexus dash area in 2013 with more horizontal layers and an analog clock in the center. If the this trend continues you might see it in the NX and 2016 RX models.

Forum: CT 200h Model (2011-present) 01-19-14, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,198
Posted By Rockville
Pulse and glide details

Great mileage... Could you further explain the pulse and glide? I drive in sport mode mostly and don't really make an effort for getting the best mileage. I am still curious how you did that...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 01-09-14, 07:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,672
Posted By Rockville
Those fogs look boss and worth the wait. The...

Those fogs look boss and worth the wait. The Rioja interior is dakine Bro. I'm a tech specialist so what type of phone are you pairing? There are a lot of setup options to enjoy. My favorite...
Forum: RC F (2015-present) 01-09-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,705
Posted By Rockville
It has a crouching tiger ready to spring into...

It has a crouching tiger ready to spring into action stance. The Deep Blue paint is hypnotic. The erie silence will undoubtably be shattered by the air gulping V8 reaching its 7300 RPM limit. ...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 11-02-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,817
Posted By Rockville
Auto door closer and intuitive park assist in standard equipment...

The Auto door closers are listed in standard equipment on our first AWD standard wheelbase.

The advanced per collision is pretty cool and it will intervene if it detects something in your path...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 11-02-12, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,850
Posted By Rockville
Tire pressures are in the thin film transistor display...

At the top of the instruments and they show an overview of the car and list the pressures by position. The DISP button on the steering wheel toggles through to this feature. Sometimes you will see...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 11-01-12, 07:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,300
Posted By Rockville
Yes the F Sport will be available with All Wheel Drive

Most of the sales associates will be trained this month on the new LS460's on an in dealership basis so they may not posses a lot of experience with the new model yet. There have been so many...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 11-01-12, 05:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,197
Posted By Rockville
Clarification on Auto Cruise operation..

Now that I actually have the owner's manual I found that when you come to a halt in auto cruise in those LS460's that have radar there are two ways to start up again. You can lift the cruise control...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 10-27-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,197
Posted By Rockville
First production LS460's arriving now..

The next shoe to drop will be the first of the F Sport models which will definitely turn a lot of heads. The lowered body just looks fast when it is standing still. The seats wrap around you like a...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 10-27-12, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,817
Posted By Rockville
Tire position check...

You can tell which tire by a little overview of the car and the pressure readout next to each position including the spare.

I have only used one Tom Tom which was not bad except if you wanted some...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 10-27-12, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,817
Posted By Rockville
New LS460 is in the showroom now...

We received our first 2013 LS460 last Wednesday. The first one has the Shimamoku wood steering wheel, Mark Levinson, 19" graphite polished wheels, semi aniline leather and alcantara head liner. It...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 09-09-12, 02:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,415
Posted By Rockville
Stiffer chassis helps the handling...

It didn't take long to notice the how calm and collected the new ES is over rough road surfaces. It is a big car inside but doesn't handle like a boat. They added about 90 more welds and cross...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 09-08-12, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,839
Posted By Rockville
Lexus enform was developed for Apple IOS 4.3 or higher..

And Android plus Blackberry. If you get navigation and want use the App suite you should stay with the Apple universe. If you only want to use the Bluetooth for phone and audio then most will work....
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 09-08-12, 05:23 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 146,184
Posted By Rockville
Lease calculations and Mark Levinson...

When attempting to adjust a lease payment on a 36 month contract the standard ratio of $30 per thousand of capitalized cost reduction is often used. When the MSRP increases however so does the...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 09-08-12, 03:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,169
Posted By Rockville
There are limits to FWD and power gains...

When accelerating hard the weight transfers to the rear which unweights the front wheels and reduces traction. Wheel hop and torque steer are other negative consequences. The under steer or plowing...
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